SUV rolls into Long Island Sound after owner reportedly left it running to warm it up, Branford PD investigating

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Fire crews are warning Branford residents to avoid an area on the shoreline after a vehicle ended up in the water on Monday morning.

The Branford Fire Department says that firefighters responded to the area of Shore Drive, at Little Bay Lane, after a vehicle ended up in Long Island Sound.

There were no injuries reported and no word on how the car became submerged in water.

Neighbors say that someone had started the car to warm it up before it ended up in the water.

Crews were working to protect the environment and have notified the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, as well as the Coast Guard of the incident.

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